Features

London Bike Show – what will be there for youth cycling?

12 February 2014

It’s the bike show season. With the explosion of children’s cycling and the increased spend on youth products, the shows are becoming more relevant. So we’ve taken a look at the exhibitors list at the London Bike Show and picked out a few stands.

Your chance to ask Lizzie Armitstead

06 February 2014

We’re currently putting together a Question and Answer article with Lizzie Armitstead. Yes, THE Lizzie Armitstead! Olympic Silver Medallist, National Road Race Champion, Team Pursuit World Champion, and now a pro rider on the Boels-Dolmans team. And we want YOUR questions for Lizzie…

How junior triathlon fits with youth cycle racing

05 February 2014

Perhaps you’re a youth racing cyclist inspired by the Brownlee brothers or Non Stanford to race triathlons? Or a junior triathlete who wants to develop your cycling? Tim Williams, one of the UK’s most experienced triathlon & cycling coaches, tells you how to get the best from your sport.

All about Go-Ride Holiday Programmes

31 January 2014

If your child is considering taking up cycling or if they want to develop some new skills then British Cycling’s Holiday Programme sessions might be for them. We asked Go-Ride Coach Alison Lilley to tell us all about these great youth development opportunities.

The School Games – preparing our future Olympians

28 January 2014

The Sainsbury’s School Games is a multi-sport event that took place in September 2013. Huw Williams, coach of the South East road cycling team at the School Games, tells us why taking part is so valuable for Britain’s future stars.

Q & A with Abbie Dentus – competing at the School Games

28 January 2014

Abbie Dentus is one of the most successful young riders in the country. She competed in the Sainsbury’s 2013 School Games as a member of the South East regional team. We asked her about her experience of the event.

Assen: stage-by-stage overview

05 January 2014

Previously we published a first timer’s guide to the European Junior Cycling Tour. Here Richard Maynard, father of three youth riders and a veteran of four visits to Assen, gives advice and an overview of each stage to help you prepare for the event.

Sean Dunlea – progression through the Youth years

24 November 2013

Every year seventeen-year-old Sean Dunlea has steadily improved to the point that he is now winning national-level Junior cyclocross events and, for the first time, has just represented Great Britain internationally. He passes on the lessons learned along the way.

CTC’s “Housedale Hustle” Time Trial

17 November 2013

British riders like Bradley Wiggins & Emma Pooley are world-beating time triallists. The Cyclists Touring Club recently ran their inaugural “Housedale Hustle” time trial on closed roads in Dalby Forest, so children aged 8+ could take part in a safe environment.

Isla Rowntree interview

31 October 2013

As a lifelong cyclist and the founder of children’s bikes specialist Islabikes, Isla Rowntree is one of the most influential figures within youth cycling.